The Minister of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation Sergey Donskoy, the head of the Federal Forestry Agency, Vladimir Lebedev, the governor of the Leningrad region, Alexander Drozdenko together with the residents of the city of Luga landed on May 18, young pine trees in Cheremenetskom district forestry and opened a modern breeding and seed center, built by the regional forest management. Pine seedlings were planted in the area of 5.6 ha.
Construction of the center began in August 2011. Already in the early summer of 2012 laid the first batch of forest crops. In autumn they were transferred from the greenhouse to the open fields hardening to trees growing up accustomed to subzero temperatures.
The total amount of financing the construction of the selection center amounted to 309.2 million rubles. 248 million rubles of this sum was allocated from the federal budget, and investments amounted to 61.2 million regional treasury. The center has 8 greenhouses and administrative complex with a line of cones and processing pipeline for sowing of seeds produced. Customer building acted as Managing forests of the Leningrad region.